Ethiopia & Eritrea Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Ethiopia & Eritrea RPCVs (E&E RPCVs) was organized in 1991 at the RPCV conference to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Peace Corps.
Incorporation and non-profit status!
During 2003, E&E RPCVs became a non-member Not-for-Profit Corporation, incorporated in the state of New York, and led by a Board of Directors. All members of the former E&E RPCVs Steering Committee have members of the Board of Directors.
The stated purpose of the Corporation reads as follows:
“The Corporation is formed and shall be operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes that include, to promote world peace and understanding, particularly among the peoples of the United States, Ethiopia and Eritrea; to inform and educate the general public about other countries, particularly Ethiopia and Eritrea; to promote opportunities for achieving sustainable economic development and the relief of poverty in Ethiopia and Eritrea, by providing volunteers, equipment, services and financial resources which are needed to further this purpose.”
Additionally, the group has been granted 501 (c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt status by the I.R.S. Consequently any donations you make in support of Legacy Program projects or other projects of E&E RPCVs will be tax deductible. The annul charge of $15 that you pay for the newsletter, website and other services is NOT tax deductible. Nor would be payments for reunion/conference activities, etc.
A special thanks to Ed Lynch (Nazareth 63–65), who arranged for an attorney to assist our group in dealing with these applications.